Tag Archive for: Maldivian cuisine

The Maldives – Maalhoskeylu Hiki Riha

/
Maalhoskeyly Hiki Riha is a plantain dry curry. This curry is very different from other curries because other curries have gravy in them but this is dry and so delicious and the main part of the dish is Green ash plantains. Green ash plantains are very similar to bananas but green ash plantains are bigger than bananas. Plantains mainly come from South East Asia but in small quantities, they also come from America.

The Maldives – Traditional Gulha (Dumplings)

/
Gulha is basically considered as dumplings because they are small in size and biteable. In the Maldives, they are called short eat or evening snack. This dish is named GULHA because this snack is small and the word is also small. Gulha was very famous in ancient times as well as now. This was considered a royal dish.

The Maldives – Traditional Saagu Bondibai (Sago Pudding)

/
Sago Pudding is one of the most appetizing and famous desserts in the Maldives. It is basically a sweet pudding with sago in it which is cooked with milk or water. This is the specialty of the Maldives and available at all the restaurants in the Maldives.

The Maldives – Maldivian Lobster

/
Maldivian lobster is the most famous dish of the Maldives. This dish is called Maldivian lobster because it is cooked differently. Lobster is blue in color but they change color after they are cooked. The lobster has a very unique taste and the texture is soft and mushy which melts in your mouth. This is available at street vendors. People enjoy this in winters as a late-night snack on cold nights. The recipe of this dish is written in a famous recipe book of the Maldives in ancient time.

The Maldives – Aluvi Baokibba (Cassava Coconut Cake)

/
Aluvi Baokibba is also known as cassava coconut cake. This is the specialty of Maldives. You can serve this to any occasion to impress the guests. In the early times, coconut has to be the main ingredient of many dishes either it is dessert, starter, or main course. But now coconut is not the main ingredient of the dish but there are a few recipes in which coconut is the main ingredient like Aluvi Baokibba, Maroshi, etc.

The Maldives – Aluvi Riha (Potato Curry)

/
Aluvi Riha is one the most delicious dish in the Maldives. Fish is the most important part of this dish and you can only use tuna fish. Curries like Aluvi Riha were eaten with roshi or flatbread in old times. This dish is available in any restaurant in the Maldives.

The Maldives – Traditional Reef Fish Cutlets

/
Fish cutlets are one the yummiest and popular dishes in the Maldives. Fish cutlets are a bite-able snack that is served with some sauces. This dish is very popular in winters.

The Maldives – Traditional Garudhiya (Fish Soup)

/
Garudhiya is one of the famous and traditional dishes of Maldives. Garudhiya is a fragrant fish soup with some kind of spices and vegetables in it. This is so famous in winters. This dish is made by adding water, fish, spices, vegetables, and lemon to it. The very important part of the dish is to add lemon to it because the lemon adds a unique flavor to it.

The Maldives – Traditional Maroshi (Filled Chapatti)

/
The most popular and the yummiest dish of the Maldives are ''MAROSHI''. Maroshi is basically a chapatti (tortilla) which is filled with smoked tuna, fresh coconut, and some spices with curry leaves. This dish is also very popular in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and Kuwait, etc. The interesting part of the dish is all the elements of the dish are savory except coconut.

Maldives – Bis Keemiya (Filled Pastry)

/
Bis Keemiya is a delicious pastry filled with tuna, egg, spices, vegetables. This is so popular in the Maldives it is similar to rolls and samosa. This is also very famous in India, Indonesia, Africa, Pakistan, etc. The pastry is a little sweet so it tastes really good with spiced filling.